For a few weeks now I have noticed little mouse or rat "evidence" inside my RV. At first I thought it was something else, maybe a dead bug or two? Every few days I noticed a few more in different places. I thought about where to put the rat poison. I didn't want it inside and I didn't want other animals to get at it outside. One day I reached for a Q-tip and saw that they were all frizzy.
Hmmm. then I looked in the rest of the drawers and saw that the rat had been testing other items as nesting material. He chewed an ace bandage and an old leather bag.
I could tell that the rats where coming in through the hole where the pipes come up from the bottom storage compartment also known as the basement. I stuffed aluminum foil in the hole as a temporary fix.
This was a perfect place to put my poison. After the first day I could tell that they really enjoyed the rat bait and had been picking at the foil trying to get back through the hole. Poor little guys. I hope they enjoyed their final party.
I thought they were going to get back at me by dying in some out of the way crevice of the RV and stinking up the place but so far they haven't. I saw a 3 inch long dead mouse/rat outside today so maybe that was one of the culprits. I didn't take a picture (but the thought did cross my mind).
And now for a less bothersome creature, I was going to transfer some water out of my jacuzzi which I only use as a holding tank, and I saw this little guy:
Western Banded Gecko
He looked very content sitting in the jacuzzi filter (good thing I didn't turn the filter on!)so I covered it back up and got my water from a different tank. I hope he's ok there. I am sure he has plenty of bugs to eat. Last year there was a black widow spider living under the cover. I would much rather have a gecko.